What causes muscle spasm and how can Osteopathy help?

Muscle spasm is a common and painful condition caused by uncontrolled nerve impulses that prompt muscles to contract aggressively.

This complaint most often occurs when the body detects real or perceived damage in a particular area and aims to protect that region by seizing up and not allowing any movement that could cause additional harm.

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Osteopathy and Injury Prevention for Sportspeople

The summer may be coming to an end, but for sports enthusiasts who enjoy playing football, rugby, hockey and a host of other team sports, the season is only just beginning.

Although participation is always great fun and a perfect way to stay fit, there is always likely to be side-effects for the body, especially in high intensity sports and those with a lot of physical impact. Continue reading

How Osteopathy Can Help Cervicogenic Headaches

All headache sufferers will know how disabling and agonising they can be. From extreme migraines, to pain behind the eyes, they can come in many shapes and sizes and at times be very disabling.

While it’s always recommended to see a doctor for any persistent headache, your trouble could be caused by something called cervicogenic headache, which can be helped by osteopathy. Continue reading

How Osteopathy Can Help Arthritis Sufferers

Anyone that suffers from arthritis will know how painful the condition can be, and will often do whatever they can to help alleviate symptoms. It’s a widespread problem that affects around 10 million adults and children across the UK.

At Solihull Osteopathic Practice, we see a number of sufferers that come to us to help alleviate their arthritic symptoms, such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Hip and knee joins are most commonly affected body parts, but spines, hands, wrists and feet are also frequent trouble spots we come across. Continue reading